Stroller Review: Peg-Pérego Pliko P3
Filed under: Baby Essentials
The Basics: The stroller weighs 17.6 pounds. Birth to 45 pounds. 20 inches at the widest point when unfolded. Collapses to 16 by 40 inches.
The Lowdown: The Peg-Pérego Pliko P3 Classico is a great stroller option for families who like the idea of a full-sized stroller but don't want to deal with the weight and inconvenience of one. At less than 18 pounds, this stroller is much lighter than comparable models, such as Inglesina's Zippy stroller. While the company claims the stroller has a quick, one-handed fold, we found the collapse to be awkward and difficult. It took two hands an a lot of pressure. Unfolding the stroller isn't much easier. It is fairly small when collapsed and its self-standing position will be welcomed by space-strapped parents.
The Pliko P3 does not feature the reversible seat that its cousin, the Pliko Switch, offers, but the seats are comfortable for both infants and toddlers alike. The seat fully reclines and the stroller can adapt to carry a multitude of infant carrier models with ease. The seat cover is durable. Plus, it is removable and washable -- albeit by hand.The canopy is substantial and can also be removed. The stroller features a built-in rear footboard for a second, older passenger. However, we found the footboard unsatisfactory. When in use, the front seat can not be reclined fully, making the stroller unsuitable for use with a toddler and an infant. We also found that the positioning of the footboard was uncomfortable for the child, as it puts them incredibly close to the front sear, and for the parents, as it becomes awkward to push the stroller.
Another major drawback was the storage basket. It is designed to be accessible from the front of the stroller when the seat is reclined. However, it can be inconvenient for on-the-go parents to have to move to the front of the stroller to access necessities.
We also found the strollers wheels a bit flimsy. While the frame of the Pliko P3 feels durable, the wheels cracked over any rough terrain. The dual, telescoping handles do help with maneuverability, but we were unable to scale any type of obstacle, such as curbs or gravel.
You'll Want It If: You like the weight of an umbrella stroller but want the features of a classic full-sized model.Peg Perego Pliko P3 Stroller